A group of dedicated Baltimore volunteers and professionals left for Ashkelon earlier this week. Follow their experience through Israel and our sister city as they learn and grow…
By Diane Weiner
My return visit to Israel and to Jerusalem is especially meaningful because I am sharing it with my husband Jeremy.
Avi Melamed’s discussion of Israel’s security concerns, while being here and actually seeing the areas in question, deepened my appreciation of all the complexities and dilemmas Israel faces.
Yoram, our guide, took us through the Old City sharing information and insight about the unique significance of Jerusalem, which is shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims. It is important to note that Israel respects and protects access to the sites for all faiths.
We ended our tour at the Kotel, which was as moving for me as it was on my first visit a year ago. We ended our very long day enjoying wine, conversation and a delicious dinner at Darna with our new friends from the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership.
Says Jeremy, “The closeness and juxtaposition of the Israeli and Arab neighborhoods is not understood by most people in the world…”
Read Jeremy’s full blog~